Jay Glerum Rigging Masterclass Alabama

Entry & *New* Intermediate Level
IMG_1519Dothan, Alabama
Monday June 4 & Tuesday June 5, 2018
8:30am – 5pm


  • Dothan Opera House
    115 N St Andrews St
    Dothan, Alabama 36303
  • June 4 - 5, 2018
    8:30am – 5pm

Entry track is geared towards students and educators and includes both counterweight and automated rigging safety and operations.

Curriculum to be covered

  • Safe Operation of Counterweight Fly Systems
  • Basic Rigging Tools and HardwareDorthan
  • How to Safely Rig and Fly Scenery
  • Safety Procedures for Working at
    Heights and Using Ladders
  • Basic Rules for Fall Protection
  • Basic Maintenance of Rigging Systems
    Day to Day and Why Professional
    Inspections are Important
  • Three hands-on segments to include:
    • Hardware – proper use and application
    • Fly System – system identification, safe operation, and maintenance overview
    • Working at Heights – ladders & Genie lifts and maintenance overview


  • Shane Kelly – Chair of Design and Technology, Head of Theatre Technology, The Theatre School DePaul University
  • Andi Lyons - Head of Design & Technology, SUNY Albany

Entry Level
Registration March 1- April 15 - $199
Late Registration April 16 - May 30 - $249

This is a hands on learning experience for each attendee so that theory is translated to practice under the supervision of Internationally recognized trainers.

Certificates will be issued in partnership with Educational Theatre Association so that attendees may apply for recognition of continuing education credit.

Secondary Teachers Can Apply for Travel Support



  • Dothan Civic CenterETCP-Approved_Training
    126 N St Andrews St
    Dothan, Alabama 36303
  • June 4 - 5, 2018
    8:30am – 5pm

Intermediate track is for those familiar with rigging basics and the safe operation of a counter weight system or those who have taken the Entry Level course and seek to advance their skills.
This class qualifies for 14 ETCP renewal credits.

Curriculum to be covered

  • Review of Breaking Strength, Design Factor, Working Load Limit
  • Physics of Loads and Forces
  • Beam Loading and Cantilevers
  • Truss Basics – inspection and general principles
  • Mechanical Advantage
  • Bridle Rigging
  • Overview of basic automation controls
  • Out of balance loading situations for counter weight systems


  • Ed Leahy – Head Trainer and Cruise Ship Division Manager, Chicago Flyhouse, Inc.
  • Jonathan Deull - ETCP Certified Rigger, ETCP Recognized Trainer

Intermediate Level
Registration March 1- April 15 - $299
Late Registration April 16 - May 30 - $349

Housing: Participants are responsible for reserving their own housing.

Recommended Housing:

Hampton Inn & Suites Dothan
4684 Montgomery Hwy
Dothan, AL 36303

Residence Inn by Marriott
186 Hospitality Lane
Dothan, AL 36303

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
3038 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL 36301

For a complete list of local hotels, click here

Sponsored by: JRClancy ETC_4C-Rev HHSpec